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Wed Nov 14, 2012, 03:01 PM

So we're supposed to take "tens of thousands" signing secession petitions as a sign Obama's weak?


Drudge and the rest of the rightwing would have you believe Obama has turned Amurica against itself.

"Secession movement explodes," Drudge posts linking to the headline from Tucker Carlson's moronic site.

Of course, the rightwing and the rest of the media fail to mention, when you do the math, that this number in secession-happy Texas alone (which leads in the effort) only accounts for 0.0038 percent of the state's population.

Which is probably the standard figure for the most tin foil hatty of the tinfoil hatters.

100,000 (roughly amount of signatures)
25,674,681 (total texas population)


To put that figure in perspective, third party candidates like Nader had to acquire one percent (or more) of the population to get on the ballot in most states.

and the Daily Caller boasts of the 675,000 nationwide who have signed.

314,686,189 (total U.S. population)
675,000 signatures
= 0.0021 percent


In perspective, Jill Stein of the Green Party got .35 percent of the vote. Virgil Goode of the Constitution party got .1 percent. Roseanne Barr got .05 percent. Some guy named Tom Hoefling representing this thing called the America's Principles party got .03 percent.

All these folks dwarfed the neoconfederates' total.

This isn't a movement.

It's a sparse gathering of loud idiots representing a teeny, tiny minority of sore losers and irrelevant, America-hating wingnuts (who, as is always the case, are being embraced rather than condemned by the GOP's message men)

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Reply So we're supposed to take "tens of thousands" signing secession petitions as a sign Obama's weak? (Original post)
Adenoid_Hynkel Nov 2012 OP
Xipe Totec Nov 2012 #1
frazzled Nov 2012 #2
Adenoid_Hynkel Nov 2012 #4
MightyAfrodite Nov 2012 #7
mzteaze Nov 2012 #8
easychoice Nov 2012 #3
Adenoid_Hynkel Nov 2012 #5
Still Sensible Nov 2012 #6
SDjack Nov 2012 #9
and-justice-for-all Nov 2012 #10
Jim__ Nov 2012 #11
beachbumbob Nov 2012 #12

Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 03:06 PM

1. If they leave and Puerto Rico joins, we won't even have to change the flag. nt

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 03:09 PM

2. I was at a demonstration of 500,000 people in 2006

for immigrants rights. And that was in just one city (Chicago). There were demonstrations of equal size in other cities. It barely made the news. And we still don't have immigration reform.

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Response to frazzled (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 03:12 PM

4. and one million marched against the Iraq war at a single rally in Feb. 2003

but we're supposed to believe 675,000 traitors clicking on petitions in their basement is impressive

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Reply #4)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 03:31 PM

7. Bwaaahahahahaha!!

Excellent point!!

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Reply #4)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 03:43 PM

8. LOL

GREAT point!

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 03:12 PM

3. thousands sign Village Idiot list?

LMAO

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Response to easychoice (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 03:13 PM

5. It's like a registry for morons

might have some beneficial value.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 03:28 PM

6. It wouldn't matter if every one of the

motherfuckers that voted for Rmoney signed these asinine petitions. We just had an election and more than three million more voted for the President. They can go through all the masturbatory exercises they want to... they can crawl into their Faux News bubble an keep spewing sewage... it doesn't matter. They lost.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 03:49 PM

9. I like that toilet paper. My nut-job BIL won't sign

the petition. He's afraid that it will fall into the hands of the FBI, and his name will go onto their lists.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 04:02 PM

10. This is what it looks like when children do not get what they think they deserve...

they have a temper tantrum. They lost the election, DEMOCRATICALLY and it did not go the way they wanted it too and so they have a fit:

This is a selfish act, because if they were to secede they lose ALL federal funding. Who then suffers the most? The elderly, disabled, the poor, those who are not capable of taking care of themselves. Those signing that petition are selfish children who can not see the forest before the trees.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 04:13 PM

11. They have 675,000 signatures. Obama got over 61,000,000 votes. Fuck them!

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 05:58 PM

12. not worth the effort

to even type this much out. Ignore the nutcases

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